During a 2021 survey, 50 percent of respondents from 27 countries across the world stated that they trusted the media as a source of reliable information, down from 51 percent in 2020. The reported also revealed that the country with the most trust in media was China, whereas Russia fared the poorest in that regard with just 29 percent of respondents saying that they had faith in the media.
Level of trust in media worldwide from 2018 to 2021
2021: 27 countries worldwide, top four box for trust on a nine point scale where 1 = 'do not trust at all', 9 = 'trust it a great deal'
Method of interview
This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Below is a list of institutions. For each one, please indicate how much you trust that institution to do what is right using a nine-point scale where one means that you “do not trust them at all” and nine means that you “trust them a great deal" Figures for years prior to 2021 come from earlier publications.
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Edelman. (January 25, 2022). Level of trust in media worldwide from 2018 to 2021 [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved May 18, 2022, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/967315/media-sources-trust-worldwide-gender/
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